FOOD STORAGE CALCULATOR

The following food storage calculator will calculate quantities of bulk staple foods based on 1-year of preparedness from recommendations by the church of LDS.

In an uncertain world there is a certain amount of good sense in planning ahead.

If a 1-year food supply is beyond your reason, consider a 3-month minimum (÷ 4), or enter “0.25” instead of “1” for each person.

Family Members, Ages 7+
Family Members, Ages 0-6

Your family will need:
Grains
Wheatlbs
Flourlbs
Corn Meallbs
Oatslbs
Ricelbs
Pastalbs
Total Grainslbs

Fats and Oils
Shorteninglbs
Vegtable Oilgal
Mayonaiseqts
Salad Dressingqts
Peanut Butterlbs
Total Fatslbs

Legumes
Beans, drylbs
Lima Beanslbs
Soy Beanslbs
Split Peaslbs
Lentilslbs
Dry Soup Mixlbs
Total Legumeslbs
Sugars
Honeylbs
Sugarlbs
Brown Sugarlbs
Molasseslbs
Corn Syruplbs
Jamslbs
Fruit Drink, powderedlbs
Flavored Gelatinlbs
Total Sugarslbs

Milk
Dry Milklbs
Evaporated Milkcans
Otherlbs
Total Dairylbs

Cooking Essentials
Baking Powderlbs
Baking Sodalbs
Yeastlbs
Saltlbs
Vinegargal

Water
Watergal

Note: The food calculator above is a guide, and is based on one source (LDS), although a popular one in the realm of food storage.

Note: The water calculation is literally 1-gallon per person per day (minimum). However if you live near a reliable source of water, consider storing 2-weeks worth while investing in a quality water purifier-filter to treat water from other sources.

There are many additional items which you should consider adding – things like condiments, spices & herbs, etc. A good food storage is a diversified one, so consider a combination of bulk items, canned foods, dehydrated and freeze-dried foods, purpose-packed long-term foods (kits, #10 cans, packets, etc.).

The items above are considered bulk ‘staple’ foods – which should be stored properly for long term. Grains and other dry goods should be sealed in buckets (Mylar bags, oxygen absorbers, etc.).

It is a very important principle to rotate your foods (even your bulk) to minimize spoilage over time.

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